Annie's Book Stop of Worcester

The little bookstore that's bigger on the inside

asylumclocktowerOctober is almost over, but IT’S HALLOWEEN! And because that’s our favorite time of year, we’re ending the month with two of our regular, awesome events!

The Free People’s Artists Workshop meets TONIGHT, Monday, October 23, at 7:00 PM. Interested in giving and getting critiques on your project—writing, painting, and more? Join us for a meeting with other local creators!

THIS SATURDAY, October 28, from 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM join us for Spoooooky Storytime!

Every year, to celebrate our favorite holiday, we host Spoooooky Storytime. From 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, join us for shorter read-alouds.   From 3:00 – 4:00 PM, join us for longer stories. And from 5:00 PM onward, join us for Scary Tales for Teens & Grown Ups, including a special reading from local author Daniel Vincent’s YA novel Coven. Costumes are encouraged!

AND NEXT TUESDAY, on HALLOWEEN, October 31, ALL DAY come in costume for Trick-or-Treat: Treats for Costumes! We have some special treats that won’t rot your teeth!

And guess what… We’ve got some amazing events in November we think you’ll enjoy, too!

NEW LINK: November 11, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Pop Culture Trivia and Story time with Ellen Wittlinger, author of SATURDAYS WITH HITCHCOCK.

Sunday, November 12, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Reading, Speaking, Signing with Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple.

Saturday, November 18, ALL DAY – Annual Doctor Who Celebration.

Sunday, November 19, 3:00 – 5:00 (special date/time) – Rainbow Readers discusses Soldier’s Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian.

Saturday, November 25, 12:00 – 6:00 PM – Small Business Saturday with Haverhill House Publishing.

November is also National Novel Writing Month, and we’ll be hosting Come Write In sessions on Thursdays, as well as a few other extra times, so keep an eye out for announcements!

And because it’s a busy time of year, here’s a SUPER EARLY sneak peek at a couple of December events we’re excited about!

Sunday, December 3, 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Mindful for the Holidays, exercises for kids and parents to keep cool this holiday season.

NEW LINK: Thursday, December 7, 7:00 PM – Spicy Romance for the Holidays with Cecilia Tan.

Saturday, December 16, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Rainbow Readers Discuss Harem Master by Megan Derr.

As a reminder, here are our regular events…

Spinning Yarns Craft and Audiobook Social, every Monday 7:00 PM (except for when the Free People’s Artists Workshop meets the fourth Monday of the month). Bring a craft and enjoy an audiobook or audio drama with other crafty booklovers!

The Free People’s Artists Workshop, the fourth Monday of each month from 7:00-9:00 PM. Networking and feedback from other artists and creators of all types. Co-sponsored by the Worcester County Poetry Association. Next meeting is TONIGHT October 23.

Doctor Who Discussion Nights, the third Thursday of every month from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Join us for a discussion of our favorite science fiction series. We will not have a specific Doctor Who Discussion Night in November due to our Annual Doctor Who Celebration.

The Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts is an LGBTQIA book club that will meet once a month, usually on the third Saturdays, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Next meeting, special day and time, November 19, 3:00 – 5:00.

As always, keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

If you had a great time shopping or at any event at Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester at our 65 James Street location, you can leave us a review on TripAdvisor or leave us a review on Yelp.


May your world be filled with wonderful words!


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